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like the droid 4. hurry, offer ends june 17th. verizon. felicidades ! today," day four. the prosecution in jerry sandusky's swift-moving child sex abuse trial winds down its case. in the hot seat. seven-time cycling champ lance armstrong faces fresh doping charges. and return to sender. a basketball washed away in last year's tsunami makes a miraculous journey home. captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. and today we begin with accusations and denials. former penn state football coach jerry sandusky could take the
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stand as early as next week as the prosecution begins to wrap up its case. yesterday one of ten aleced victims told the jury sandusky threatened he would never see his family again if he told anyone about the alleged sexual abuse. nbc's brian mooar reports. >> reporter: the jerry sandusky sex abuse trial is moving so quickly the judge announced the prosecution's case could wrap up as early as friday. once the defense begins, sandusky is expected to testify, and it may be a critical chance to undo any damage done yesterday when jurors heard this interview with nbc's bob costa. >> are you sexually attracted to underage boys? >> am i sexually attracted toed up age boys? >> yes. >> sexually attracted? i love young boys. i love to be around them, but, no, i'm not sexually attracted
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to young boys. >> reporter: also on day three a janitor testified that a coworker now suffering from dementia caught sandusky in an agts lettic facility shower with a young boy. three alleged victims also told stories that echoed each other and previous accusers. >> there's that thread that runs through all these victims. >> reporter: one wept as he encountered a memory. a third said sandusky fondled and groped him repeatedly. under defense questioning he admitted he told a grand jury there was no abuse but said it was so dramatic hoe had just blocked it on. brian mooar, nbc news, bell front, pennsylvania. back on the campaign trail, it's all about the economy. president obama and mitt romney are in the battleground state of ohio where they're trying to convince voters they have the right economic plan.
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nbc's tracie potts has those details. good morning. >> lynn, good morning. he was talking to the business council and had a pretty pointed criticism for the president saying that americans are tired of politicians making excuses instead of taking responsibility. he predicted that today in ohio the president will, as he put it, speak eloquently, but that words are cheap. as you said, they're both in ohio on opposite sides of the state, that the prot won four years ago. romney is in cincinnati with as by group and the president in cleveland. however, we've got a new abc washington poefts poll that shows americans, especially independents, not satisfied with either candidate's economic plans. 54% against the obama plan, 47% not thrilled with the romney plan either. lynn? >> all right.
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tracie potts for us there in washington. thanks so much. new doping charges have been filed against former cycling champ lance armstrong. armstrong won seven tour de france titles but he could be stripped of those. it said they collected blood samples from armstrong in 2009 and 2010 that were consistent with blood manipulations and transfusions. armstrong has never positive for drugs and he denies the charges. he has been immediately barred from iron man triathlon since he beans doing since retiring from last year. and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. a severe storm system gave dallas a pounding leaving widespread damage in its weak. golf ball sized hail pounded the region. a nearly 30-minute storm also toppled power lines and trees but luckily it didn't cause any injuries to anyone.
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unlike the neighbors in the north, showers in corpus christi were more of an isolated incident. a 30-foot geyser erupted from a residential street after a water main rupture. it took almost four hours for crews to shut the water off. and, finally, the celebration of father's day came a few days early for one upstate military girl and her navel dade. she was surprised at field day with an early return from the middle east. she later said she missed him, quote, 100%. bit she did. what a sight there. and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins. he has your weather channel forecast. >> i used to love field day. >> a lot of things to take away from that story, you take that away. i know. we used to make the tie dye t-shirts. it was great. >> do you still got it? >> no, absolutely not. >> i could see you in a tie dye t-shirt. good morning, everyone.
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i'm searching for a lead weather story. there's not much going on. it's a very, very quiet june day. there's a line of dying showers up in the northern area. it will move into minnesota shortly. this is it. there's really not much else going on. we've also got a little batch of thunderstorms down here by lufton, texas, that's been producing locally heavy rain and that about does it. this is a very quiet weather pattern out there. a beautiful weather pattern really from the great lakes to the southeast. all that humidity has been pushed back down to the south with a cold front that went amazingly far to the south for this time of year. usually these cold fronts don't make it this far. it's a gorgeous air mass. this june, now we're smack in the middle of it, has been amazingly dry. chicago, one of the driest junes ever. you've only had a trace in the bucket. .001. it's going to remain that way for the next two days. the forecast, just enjoy it from
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atlanta to the east coast. nice in denver, a little hot in texas. that's look at the national forecast. now here's look at the weather outside your window. dry weather almost anywhere around the country, continuing very hot and warm in areas from new mexico to arizona as you'd skpeblt for this time of you. you talk about gorgeous, bottle it up. it's not going to last err. nice from cleveland to detroit. a lot of these conditions continue into the weekend. >> bill, thanks so much. greek drama builds, a big bank chief apologizes and internet changes. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. the controversy continues with the second miss usa participant claiming it was rigged. you're watching "early today."
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good morning and welcome
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back to "early today." i'm lynn berry, and here are some of your top headlines this morning. massive wildfires continue to rage in the west. a wildfire in new mexico has burn mder than 37,000 acres and destroyed at least 224 homes, and a fire in colorado has destroyed about a hundred buildings and burned 73 square miles. john edwards will not face another trial on charges of using campaign donations to cover up his pregnant mistress. the justice department dropped all charges against edwards after his corruption trial last month ended in a deadlocked jury. a texas man has been convicted of murder after a houston jury rejected his stand your ground defense. raul rodriguez shot aunt killed his neighbor in a dispute of a noisy birthday parties in 2010. and a basketball washed away by the 2011 tsunami has been returned to a junior high school in japan. it was shipped back to japan from an island in alaska where
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it had washed ashore. the japanese students call it a miracle. and now here's an early look at one of your top health headlines on a study of a new insomnia drug finds it made people fall asleep 40% faster and sleep 40% longer than a placebo. the drug, subexia, affects the area of the brain that induces sleep. the new sleeping pill appears to be safe and the test results will go to the food & drug administration for possible approval within months. and for more information on this and other health stories, you can check out the health page at >> announcer: "early today" health is brought to you by vagisil wash with odor block, the confident clean. and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 12,496 after dropping 77 points yesterday. the s&p was down 9. the nasdaq fell 24. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo
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the nikkei sank 14 points while in hong kong the hang seng lost 218. well, uncertainty over europe's debt cry says resurfaced again wednesday and kept overseas investors on edge this morning. asian stocks sputtered after moody's slashed spain's credit rating to the edge of junk status. meanwhile an italian debt auction added to anxiety which could potentially lead the country's exit from the eurozone. those greek worries set in here at home wednesday as investors came off the sidelines to sell off risky betting. a fresh round of gloomy economic news didn't help. ironically falling gas prices took a chunk out of retail sales which were down the past two months. u.s. foreclosure starting rose year after year for the first time in may in more than two years. shares of jpmorgan chase ticked up 1.5% as jamie dimon apologized to congress for its
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multi billion dollar trading loss. jetblue ranked first among low cost air carriers. not surprisingly, the study found travelers were least satisfied with carriers that charge an additional fee for baggage. according to the department of education, the average tuition at a four-year public university increased by 15% between 2008 and 2010. and, finally, are you bored with dot-com? give it about a year. as part of a major upcoming expansion, the internet address powers-that-be are sifting through domain extensions including .pizza, .love and .auction. the brewers walk off and the mets' one-hit wonder. plus the giants outfielder sack rye faized his body to
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preserve a pitching masterpiece. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. in the big weather story, there isn't one. we're going to be very nice all the way through the upcoming weekend. your forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today." our cloud is not soft and fluffy.
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and in sports last night, giants' pitcher matt cain bake the 22nd player in major league history to throw a perfect game. here's nbc's fred roggin with an order look at all your sports headlines. good morning. the san francisco giants jumped out to an early lead and then matt cain made history. let's go to san francisco. it's baird, it's plain. no, it's just a guy with a jet pack flying around the covey cove. he wasn't the only thing flying through the air. giants with 3-0 against the astros. matt cain took over from there. struck out 14. had a little help from his friends. in the sevening jordan schaefer shot deep to right. a diving track on the warning track and kept the perfect game in track. to the ninth pinch hitter jason castro, a shot to third, a tough play, the throw to first and castro is out. 27 up, 27 down for matt cain. giants won it, 10-0.
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cain just the 22nd pitcher in league history to pitch a perfect game. tough to follow that up but r.a. dickey became the first pitcher to win ten games. gave up a run in the first inning but that was all. in the ninth. lance picked up one. carlos beltran with his 19th home run. to atlanta jimgy carter enjoyed the game, but i don't know how much he enjoyed this. this dwaiv the yanks a lead, and they sweep the braves, 3-2. finally, high drama in kansas city. royals down two, two down in the ninth. everything reading on all se escobar. the sacks are full. all he had to do is stand there. the game ends with a walk--off walk.
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the royals rally to beat the brewers, 4-3 in 11. that's your sports on "early today." aisle fred roggin. new development in hollywood's so-called most civilized divorce. your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. plus a former high school football star finally gets his shot at the big league. you're watching "early today."
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welcome back to "early today." not much in the way of any
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active weather today. your typical storms or thunder around orlando. some storms in houston this morning and minneapolis will be the active weather spot later today. we could see strong showers our thunderstorms, maybe an isolated tornado. about 95% of the country is dry and beautiful. and as bego through friday we continue with much of the east coast looking great. still, the stormy spot over the next couple of daus will be from iowa to wisconsin through the northern plains well, if you're watching us on kobtv 4 in albuquerque, anymore, in santa fe, celebrate the state's 200th anniversary since entering the union at 47 stars at the new mexico history museum. and that's your "early today" event of the day, lynn. >> all right, bill. thanks so much. and now here's an early look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. fox news reports another miss usa contest tanlts who spoke on anonymity is telling the same story as former miss pennsylvania, sheena monnin, that the five top finers were
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picked in advance. she claims she heard about it all from miss florida. pageant owner donald trump has denied monnin's charges and is suing her for defamation. she says she believes miss florida isn't talking because she's afraid of retaliation. portia de rossi has been cast as a member of the new munsters. david arquette has filed a similar cuffed and for arquette to be removed from her name. the reports make no mention of a prenup. and finally the cover of "people" magazine showing happy couple matt mcconaughey and his wife from last weekend he was in a suit and she in a hand stitched designer dress. beautiful couple. >> it's great but i kind of like the red carpet pictures of the two of them that we usually
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show. >> why? >> you'd have to look at the dress she was wearing. >> i got you. creepy. this is from seattle news in washington whereby one man is living his childhood dream following a five-year nightmare. 26-year-old brian banks is a former high school football star who spent five years in jail after billion falsely accused of rape. after being exonerated he received an invitation to try out for the seattle seahawks training camp. the odds of making team are stacked against him but the second chance makes him file like he's already one. i believe it does. i'm lynn berry, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station. wei'm lynn berry, a "early today," just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station. i'm lynn berry, and "early today," just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station. i'm lynn berry, and "early today," just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station.
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4:28 now on this thursday morning, 68 degrees here in upper northwest d.c., and we are in for another nice day across the region. first, good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this thursday, june 14th, 2012. today the montgomery county council will discuss eliminating 24-hour shifts for 911 dispatchers. this comes after a dispatcher fell asleep on the job earlier this year. >> hold on one second, man. let me try to get them on the line again. >> okay. [ snoring ] >> the dispatcher was heard snoring during a woman's frantic call for help back in april. the woman's husband was having
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trouble breathing. the dispatcher was 17 hours into a 24-hour shift and less than an hour away from a sleep break. the dispatcher was disciplined, the patient was treated and since has made a full recovery. three people are in the hospital this morning after a hit-and-run accident in northeast d.c. the crash happened about 5:00 yesterday along kenilworth avenue near the d.c./maryland line. police say a man drove his car into an elderly woman's suv with two children inside. the man jumped out of his car and took off on foot. we spoke to a woman who saw the crash. >> then i seen two kids over in a car and a lady in an suv. one of the kids was bleeding from the head. then the older lady was in this car over here and she was bleeding from the head. >> the elderly woman and two children were taken to the hospital. last check, they were listed in serious condition. if you think you saw a ufo on the beltway last night, it wasn't your imagination and it wasn't a ufo, either. twitter blew up with reports of a beltway ufo, and many people